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Henry (Scotty) Houliston

Male 1881 - 1933  (52 years)


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  • Name Henry (Scotty) Houliston 
    Born 22 June 1881  Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 December 1933  St. Joseph's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: diabetes & pleurisy 
    Buried Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • birth year given as 1881 but listed as 1882 in 1911 census and 1882 in Attestation papers in 1916 - suspect that Henry was incorrect in his own birthyear - need to check birth record to make sure

      DOB previously set as 15 Jun 1881 - source Peter Darcy; now using 22 June as per Attestation papers

      Birth record of HENRY HOULISTON in 1881 in PENCAITLAND GRO ref 716/ 0018

      Houliston, Henry birth 1881 in Pencaitland Scotland GRO Ref. 716/0018

      1891 census:
      HOULISTON ROBERT age 39 in HADDINGTON, EAST LOTHIAN GRO ref 709/ 018/000
      (groom, domestic servant, b North Berwick Haddingtonshire) HOULISTON ANN age 34 in HADDINGTON, EAST LOTHIAN GRO ref 709/ 018/000
      (b Stenton, Haddingtonshire) HOULISTON AGNES A age 17 in HADDINGTON, EAST LOTHIAN GRO ref 709/ 018/000 HOULISTON WILLIAM age 15 in HADDINGTON, EAST LOTHIAN GRO ref 709/ 018/000 HOULISTON ROBERT age 12 in HADDINGTON, EAST LOTHIAN GRO ref 709/ 018/000 HOULISTON HENRY age 9 in HADDINGTON, EAST LOTHIAN GRO ref 709/ 018/000
      (b Pencaitland,Haddingtonshire, scholar) HOULISTON ANNIE age 7 in HADDINGTON, EAST LOTHIAN GRO ref 709/ 018/000 HOULISTON MARGARET T age 6 in HADDINGTON, EAST LOTHIAN GRO ref 709/ 018/000
      George Tenck, 2 [ he is listed as son] HOULISTON ANDREW age 0 in HADDINGTON, EAST LOTHIAN GRO ref 709/ 018/000

      1901 census HOULISTON HENRY age 20 in LIBERTON, MIDLOTHIAN GRO ref 693/01 002/000

      moved to Toronto, Canada early 1900's
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      1911 Canada census:
      Henry employed as Chauffeur
      Henry & Margaret immigrated to Canada in 1897 [doesn't seem plausible as Henry was in Scotland in 1901]
      Henry & Margaret born in Scotland
      Robert born in 'O' - assume Ontario
      All Presbyterian
      Province District Subdistrict Enumeration District #
      Ontario Toronto North ward 3 4
      Line # Household #
      28 36 Houliston Henry M Head M Jun 1882 28
      29 36 Houliston Margaret F Wife M Feb 1883 28
      30 36 Houliston Robert M Son S Sep 1909 1
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      Record of travel through NY in May 1914 from Glasgow to Toronto, already married to Margaret (Ellis Island Records)
      From http://www.ellisisland.org

      Name: Houliston, Henry Ethnicity: Britain, Scotch Place of Residence: Toronto, Canada Date of Arrival: May 04, 1914 Age on arrival: 31y Gender: M Marital status: M Ship of Travel: Cameronia Port of Departure: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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      Soldiers of the First World War (1914-1918)
      http://data4.collectionscanada.ca/netacgi/nph-brs?s1=ho%3Fl%3Fst%24&s2=&s3=&Sect4=AND&l=20&Sect1=IMAGE&Sect2=THESOFF&Sect5=CEF6PEN&Sect6=HITOFF&d=CEF6&p=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.collectionscanada.ca%2Farchivianet%2F02010602_e.html&r=0&f=S
      Names: HOULISTON , HENRY
      Regimental number: 273581
      Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4530 - 10
      Front
      ATTESTATION PAPER No. 273581
      CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
      216th Battn
      1. Surname: HOULISTON
      1a. Christian names: Henry -
      1b. Present address: 74 Scollard St, Toronto Ont.
      2. Where born: Haddingtonshire, Scotland
      3. Name of next-of-kin: Margaret Houliston
      4. Address of next-of-kin: 74 Scollard St, Toronto Ont.
      4a. Relationship to next-of-kin: wife
      5. Date of birth: June, 22, 1882
      6. Trade or calling: Motor Mechanic
      7. Married?: Yes
      8. Willing to be vacinated: Yes
      9. Belong to active militia: No
      10. Ever served in the military: No
      11. Do you understand the nature and terms of the engagement: Yes
      12. Willing to serve in CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE?: Yes
      Declaration & Oath signed by Henry Houliston dated 23rd May 1916
      Back
      Apparant age: 33 years 11 months
      Height: 5 ft 4.5 ins
      Girth when fully expanded: 40 ins
      Range of expansion: 2 ins
      Complexion: Fresh
      Eyes: Brown
      Hair: Dark Brown
      Religious Denomination: Presbyterian
      Distinctive marks: mole right chest; mole right upper arm
      Certified fit: 23rd May 1916; Toronto Ont.
      Certified as approved by Officer Commanding Unit: 27th Sept 1916
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      Death: Henry Houliston of 119 Yorkville Avenue, taxi driver, 51 years, b 15 June [no year given],in Canada 26 years, s/o Robert Houliston b Scotland, no mother given, Informant: Mrs M Houliston of 119 Yorkville St, wife, burial: Mt Pleasant Cemetery, died 27 Dec 1933, of diabetes & pleurisy, Registration # 007705, Toronto,York County. Died at St Joseph's Hospital.
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      <http://www.mountpleasantgroupofcemeteries.ca/about_us/fileys_stories/Houliston_Henry.asp>
      Filey's Stories
      Henry Houliston
      Plot 12, Section 11, Lot 15 Mount Pleasant Cemetery
      In 1909, a livery company owned by Scottish-born Charles Verral introduced Torontonians to the taxicab. At the wheel of the city's first "horseless carriage for hire" (call Verral Livery at MAIN 123 to order yours) was 28-year-old Henry "Scotty" Houliston. He was also the first cab driver to drive from Toronto to New York City, His fare was a local hotelkeeper and the trip took two weeks. When the pair arrived in New York, they were feted at a City Hall reception.
      Henry Houliston, who resided at 119 Yorkville Avenue, died of blood poisoning at St. Joseph's Hospital on December 27, 1933.
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    Person ID I697  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 June 2009 

    Father Robert (Dod) Houliston,   b. 5 October 1847, Dirleton, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 February 1936, Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Annie Henderson,   b. 26 May 1855, Stenton, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 October 1930, Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 6 December 1873  Dunbar, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriage record of HOULISTON, ROBERT to HENDERSON, ANNIE in 1873 in DUNBAR GRO ref 706/ 0034

      Houliston, Robert marriage to Annie Henderson date 06/12/1873 in Dunbar Scotland GRO Ref. 706/0034

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      ROBERT HOULISTON
      Male Family
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      Marriages:
      Spouse: ANNIE HENDERSON Family
      Marriage: 06 DEC 1873 Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
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      Messages:
      Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.
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      Source Information:
      Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
      M117061 1855 - 1875 6035516 REGISTER Film NONE
      Sheet: 00
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    Family ID F293  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Margaret (Maggie) Ann Hogg,   b. February 1883, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 6 March 1909  Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Children 
    +1. Robert (Bert) Houliston,   b. 27 September 1909, Redwoods, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. July 1986, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +2. LIVING
    Family ID F421  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Henry, Maggie and Bert Houliston
    Henry, Maggie and Bert Houliston
    circa 1916


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